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    The Radiator bloke at Tanunda Rad. says the core is shot and he wont touch it. Hecan fit a new 3 row core for $600!
    So I did a search and found these alloy ones on ebay
    56MM ALUMINUM ALLOY RADIATOR/RADIATEUR CITROEN/CitroŽn DS/ID | eBay~
    Thoughts? anybody tried them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dspec View Post
    The Radiator bloke at Tanunda Rad. says the core is shot and he wont touch it. Hecan fit a new 3 row core for $600!
    So I did a search and found these alloy ones on ebay
    56MM ALUMINUM ALLOY RADIATOR/RADIATEUR CITROEN/CitroŽn DS/ID | eBay~
    Thoughts? anybody tried them?


    It's quite cheap .... but gee's the welding looks suss... and checkout how out of square it is. look at the straight bits down the side of the core. I wonder what there cooling efficiency is like

    What sort of DS do you have. THat radiator is a downflow. A lot of the later cars have a crossflow radiator and header tank.
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    This ones a D Special, not the crossflow, Once covered with shrouds and coat of black paint it may not look so bad. I'd hope the rest of it is OK and the other bits attach without any trouble?

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    Citroservices have a brand new proper one with proper fittings and all for quite a bit less than $600. Some $460, in fact.
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    i had one recored by Der Franzose and that was cheaper than having done locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don B. Cilly View Post
    Citroservices have a brand new proper one with proper fittings and all for quite a bit less than $600. Some $460, in fact.
    Good advice, the ebay radiator is not a straight fit needing several modifications - have a read through this thread, Toby abandoned his alluminium radiator and repaired his OEM, his ebay radiator turned into a costly mistake!
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    The eBay ones? They are missing a lot of kit. Good luck installing it.

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    Griffin radiator in the USA makes a badass all aluminum cross-town. Google that.

    Cross flow. Stupid autocorrect.

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    Is it my imagination or does it look too wide and short for a Special? Looks more like a 3-bearing item.

    How much was the freight component of recoring O/S? I assume they want the old one or have a surcharge for not returning it.

    $600 shouldn't be be a big surprise when you consider anything made from copper like that. Was GST on top?

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    Get some quotes from different repairers. My Natrad bloke did my 11BL remove tank clean core and refit tank for $90. So $600 for a recore sounds as though it is way too steep.
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    So $600 for a recore sounds as though it is way too steep.
    Try around $300-400 for a brass and copper core , if available and possibly, the task of cutting down a bigger core and refitting header plates if it's not.

    And then the labor in removing, cleaning , straightening tanks, resoldering the hose spigots and removing and refitting the frame.

    I'd suggest $600 is a fair price for a premium job. Brass and copper are expensive metal these days.
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    I have a sneaking suspicion that I sent mine over and got another back, should have measured it prior as the one I sent was a South African biggy European Autocare told me when I originally got it. No idea what freight was but it still worked out cheaper, if someone here is going to upgrade one for you you expect to pay higher, there's a bit of work involved.

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    Price overall is not out of the ball park - I have done two rads in the last couple of years ( 404 and 240Z ) Each about 400.00 with upgrade to 3 core.

    If you want anything exotic/upgraded/specialised I know a good crowd in Thomastown ( Melbourne ) who can make just about anything and who have yet to rip me off or let me down.

    Should be people in Adelaide who can do it too. Your quote may not be all that far over the odds if he does a good job.

    DS's tend to need good radiators in Oz. Took a while to get mine right

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    Thanks all, I think I will get another quote for a core.
    I see a new one with 3 cores at Franzose (without the exchange) is about $450 inc postage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dspec View Post
    The Radiator bloke at Tanunda Rad. says the core is shot and he wont touch it. Hecan fit a new 3 row core for $600!
    So I did a search and found these alloy ones on ebay
    56MM ALUMINUM ALLOY RADIATOR/RADIATEUR CITROEN/CitroŽn DS/ID | eBay~
    Thoughts? anybody tried them?
    It sounds like a 'bugger off and don't come back' quote to me.
    Of no use what so ever as I'm in the UK, I've had two done now, changed to 3 core, for £180 each. That's about AS$300 each

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    A good radiator bloke should be able to fit a 4 row core. I put one in the 21...
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    Here is a froggy aluminium rad. You still have to sort out the bonnet prop and the air chute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Watkins View Post
    Price overall is not out of the ball park - I have done two rads in the last couple of years ( 404 and 240Z ) Each about 400.00 with upgrade to 3 core.

    If you want anything exotic/upgraded/specialised I know a good crowd in Thomastown ( Melbourne ) who can make just about anything and who have yet to rip me off or let me down.

    Should be people in Adelaide who can do it too. Your quote may not be all that far over the odds if he does a good job.

    DS's tend to need good radiators in Oz. Took a while to get mine right

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    Thompson Radiators in Moorabbin still have brass and copper raditor repair shop. And Paul Thompson, the son of the original owner still owns and manages the shop.
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    $600 for a locally rebuilt radiator. Lets see... probably $400 for the core. 1/2 days labour to repair/build (if required) new tanks and test. $600 isn't expensive given the labour/time intensive work of building the new radiator

    A new/rebuilt radiator for $400 will be chinese with no locally sourced labour component.

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